World Journal of Psycho-Social Oncology Volume No 5

Original Article Open Access

Impact of Sexual Dysfunction on Breast & Prostate Cancer Patients and their Spouses

Manoj Pandey and SreeRekha KR
World Journal of Psycho-Social Oncology 2012, 1:2

Abstract

Effects of the cancer treatment last even after the completion of definitive treatment. These impairments are often visible in social, occupational, personal and sexual life. Over the last decade, clinicians have accepted that while survival and disease-free survival are critical factors for evaluation of treatment cancer patients, overall quality-of-life is fundamental [1]. Normal (or close to normal) sex life is vital since an absence may hinder or delay the emotional recovery of the patients. The conventional treatment methods however, lay lesser emphasis on the psychosexual recovery and rehabilitation when it comes to post treatment counseling of a cancer patient.




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